THE DIRECTORS & BOARDS Directors Roster--a quarterly record of new director appointments--is compiled from public and private sources by the editorial staff of DIRECTORS & BOARDS and is sponsored by Heidrick & Struggles. Please forward your directors' appointments to Roster editor Kelly McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions of new directors and appointments are welcome from all sources, including executive recruiters, corporate communications staffs, and directors themselves.
A.H. Belo Corp.
Alliant Energy Corp.
Ambassadors Group Inc.
Aqua America Inc.
Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc.
Brinker International Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.
Cardinal Health Inc.
Collective Brands Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.
Dana Holding Corp.
Deckers Outdoor Corp.
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc.
Duff & Phelps Corp.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Finish Line Inc.
Foster Wheeler Ltd.
Francesca's Holdings Corp.
G-III Apparel Group Ltd.
General Dynamics Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Honeywell International Inc.
Hormel Foods Corp.
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd.
Information Services Group Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc.
ITC Holdings Corp.
Jack in the Box Inc.
JetBlue Airways Corp.
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Kensey Nash Corp.
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
Magellan Health Services Inc.
Marathon Oil Corp.
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
MB Financial Inc.
Nash Finch Co.
Network Engines Inc.
Northern Oil and Gas Inc.
Patterson Companies Inc.
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc.
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
Piper Jaffray Co.
Rackspace Hosting Inc.
Regions Financial Corp.
Republic First Bancorp Inc.
Saba Software Inc.
Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Southwest Airlines Co.
Standard Microsystems Corp.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Synergetics USA Inc.
Tupperware Brands Corp.
Umpqua Holdings Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.
US Airways Group Inc.
Varian Medical Systems Inc.
West Marine Inc.
Whole Foods Market Inc.
A. H. BELO CORP.
Dallas, TX has afdded to its board:
John A. Beckert
HIGHLANDER PARTNERS LP
Nicole G. Small
Chief Executive Officer
MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
Bio Notes: Beckert, prior to joining Highlander Partners in 2010, spent 30 years in senior positions in the hotel and resort industry, including CEO and president of ClubCorp Inc., partner at Seneca Advisors, and COO of Bristol Hotels & Resorts. He currently serves as chairman of The Composites Group, a developer and manufacturer of thermoset plastic compounds and custom molded components. Small has spent nearly 10 years as CEO of the Museum of Nature & Science, where she leads its $185 million expansion campaign. Previously she was a strategy consultant for venture capital firms. She had also served as entrepreneur in residence at Idealab!. In 1998 she co-founded Webwisher.com (which later became Wedding Channel.com), and formerly was an analyst at McKinsey & Co. Age 38.
A. H. Belo owns and operates four daily newspapers and numerous websites. Revenues are $477 million. Highlander Partners is a private equity firm. Museum of Nature & Science was formed from merging the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place, and the Dallas Children's Museum.
Atlanta, GA has added to its board:
Cynthia N. Day
Senior Executive Vice President and COO
CITIZENS TRUST BANK
Bio Notes: She joined Citizens Trust in 2003, where she is the first woman to hold the position of COO with the institution. A 20-year veteran of the banking and finance industry, Atlanta Business League recognized her as one of Atlanta's Top 100 Black Women of Influence.
Aaron's is a specialty lease-to-own retailer. Revenues are $2 billion. Citizens provides banking services to the metro Atlanta community. Revenues are $23 million.
Hartford, CT has added to its board:
Chairman and CEO
CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Bio Notes: Prior to joining Chiquita, where he has served as chairman and CEO since 2004, he spent 23 years in brand management, general management, and turnarounds at Procter & Gamble Co. Also is a director of Levi Strauss Co. Age 53.
Aetna is a diversified health care benefits company. Revenues are $34 billion. Chiquita Brands is an international marketer of food products. Revenues are $3 billion.
Duluth, GA has added to its board:
Chairman and CEO
TRACTORS AND FARM EQUIPMENT LTD.
Bio Notes: She has spent a 30-year career with Tractors and Farm Equipment, where under her leadership the company grew from less than $50 million to more than $1 billion in 2010. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Economic Times Businesswoman of the Year in 2006. Also is a director of Tata Global Beverages Ltd. and the Indian School of Business.
AGCO manufactures agricultural equipment and replacement parts. Revenues are $8 billion.
TAFE is the second-largest agricultural tractor manufacturer in India.
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP.
Madison, WI has added to its board:
Senior Vice President and CFO
ROCKWELL COLLINS INC.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bio Notes: He joined Rockwell Collins in 2001 and has served as SVP and CFO since 2005. He previously was in management positions at Rockwell International and Deloitte & Touche. Age 46.
Alliant is an energy services provider. Revenues are $4 billion. Rockwell Collins provides communication and aviation electronics for commercial and government customers. Revenues are $5 billion.
San Jose, CA has added to its board:
Corporate SVP and Chief Financial Officer
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC.
Palo Alto, CA
Bio Notes: She joined Varian as risk manager in 1988, was named VP-finance and CFO in 1999 and promoted to corporate senior vice president in 2005. Prior to joining Varian she served in senior management roles at Fox Group and Beatrice Foods Inc. Also is a director of Thoratec Corp.
Altera manufactures products for the semiconductor industry. Revenues are S2 billion.
Varian Medical manufactures radiotherapy systems. Revenues are $3 billion.
AMBASSADORS GROUP INC.
Spokane, WA has added to its board:
Bio Notes: Recognized as a leading business strategist, she has a strong background in social media and online communities. She has worked with such companies as Adobe, Apple, and Symantec. She teaches courses on innovation and leadership at Stanford and Santa Clara University. She is the author of The New How, a book focusing on collaborative work and direction.
Ambassadors is a socially conscious education company. Revenues are $72 million.
AQUA AMERICA INC.
Brvn Mawr, PA has added to its board:
Wendell F. Holland
Bio Notes: He previously served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and VP of American Water Works Co. Inc. In addition, he held numerous leadership positions at the National Association of Regulatory
Commissioners. Also is a director of Bryn Mawr Trust Co.
Aqua America is a water utility serving more than 2.5 million residents. Revenues are $737 million. Saul Ewing is a law firm with 10 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
New York, NY has added to its board:
Paul J. Reilly
Chief Financial Officer
ARROW ELECTRONICS INC.
Bio Notes: In present position since 2001. He has spent a 20-year career at Arrow Electronics. Prior to that he held senior positions in the New York office of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Assurant provides specialized insurance products and related services. Revenues are $8 billion. Arrow is a distributor of electronic components and computer products. Revenues are $21 billion.
BABCOCK & WILCOX CO.
Charlotte, NC has added to its board:
Thomas A. Christopher
Bio Notes: He most recently was vice chairman of global nuclear energy company Areva NP Inc., where he served as president and CEO from 2000-2009. He previously spent a 27-year career in senior positions at Westinghouse, including VP and general manager of Siemens/Westinghouse Power Services Divisions. He formerly was with the U.S. Navy in the nuclear submarine force. From 2000-2008 he was a director of the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Babcock & Wilcox is a provider of clean energy technology and services. Revenues are $3 billion.
BLONDER TONGUE LABORATORIES INC.
Old Bridge, NJ has added to its board:
Charles E. Dietz
Bio Notes: From 1996-2008 he was SVP of engineering at Insight Communications, where beginning in 2001 until his retirement he also was the company's chief technical officer. He previously spent a 22-year career in senior positions at Vision Cable Communications, which was acquired by Newhouse Broadcasting and in 1995 partnered with Time Warner Cable. He currently is a consultant to the cable industry.
Blonder Tongue is engaged in content distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. Revenues are $30 million.
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC.
Dallas, TX has added to its board:
Chief Financial Officer, International Division
BEST BUY CO. INC.
Chairman and CEO
DUNKIN' BRANDS INC.
Bio Notes: Deno has been in his present position since 2009. He has held numerous...